A broad coalition of companies, organizations and activists, ranging from Focus on the Family to Ralph Nader, have kicked off a campaign to stop Primedia's Channel One from exploiting school children for commercial gain. Channel One is the … [Read more...] about Campaign To Tune Out Channel One
Al Gore's supporters and their allies in the media continue to falsify the facts about Florida in order to try to delegitimize George W. Bush's election. To make sure that spin does not replace reality, let's examine some of these myths. Myth: The … [Read more...] about Separating Spin From Reality In Bush v. Gore
Are big media trying to steal the presidency and put Al Gore in the White House? The 2000 election confirms the widespread public perception that the media are advocates, not reporters. Major media spent the weekend telephoning Republican electors … [Read more...] about Is The November Surprise In The Ballot Box?
"This is a culture war, between the powers that were and that will be." Is he talking about abortion? Gay rights? Hollywood violence? Illegitimacy? No, the culture war is about ownership and regulation of the internet, according to John … [Read more...] about The Future Meets The Past In The Napster Case
The Media Campaign Against Gun Ownership The Million Moms March was not a grassroots uprising of mothers but a slick media event orchestrated by Bill Clinton's public relations experts and led by Donna Dees-Thomases, who worked for … [Read more...] about The Media Campaign Against Gun Ownership — June 2000
Corporate advertisers know that their television audience is dwindling rapidly. It used to be so easy to market their products to tens of millions in neat 30-second segments efficiently placed on the three major TV networks. The networks have been … [Read more...] about Are Schoolchildren For Sale to Advertisers?
Most Americans have concluded that the media hype about Y2K computer breakdown and terrorism dangers were mostly that, just hype, probably for the purpose of maintaining media ratings since the Monica soap opera is no longer available for … [Read more...] about Y2K and the Man of the Century
Media spin is disguising and distorting the facts that Americans need to know. Let's puncture some of the spin. Spin: The Republicans lost the 1998 Congressional elections. Fact: The Republicans won the 1998 Congressional elections by electing a … [Read more...] about Media Spin Is Covering Up The Facts
When asked by reporters whether she favors curbs on the Internet, which has played a key role in breaking the news about the President's scandals, Hillary Rodham Clinton ominously replied: "We are all going to have to rethink how we deal with this, … [Read more...] about The Problems of “Rethinking” the Internet
The political pundits and TV talk show personalities have begun talking about a subject they think is in their domain to decide: what President Clinton's legacy will be. Will it be a balanced budget, an expanding economy and stock market, or his … [Read more...] about What Will Clinton’s Legacy Be?